THINK REEL: A SUPPORT
PROGRAM FOR FILMMAKERS
March 2021 - The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) and Think
Barter (TB) signed an agreement today that will benefit Jordanian
filmmakers during this pandemic, which has greatly affected the
livelihood of freelancers working in the audio-visual field.
professionals, who have registered their profile in the RFC’s
Production Directory in the various filmmaking categories, will be
able to benefit from this program called “Think Reel”. TB will waive
its yearly membership - a value of 350 Jordanian Dinars. Filmmakers
will be linked to other people registered on the TB network and
therefore get valuable opportunities to engage in barter deals. They
will receive support in exchange for providing their own services,
in addition to the possibility of mentorship in their field.
beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been thinking at the
Royal Film Commission about ways to support filmmakers in Jordan.
Funding is scarce and many film projects have been cancelled.
Freelancers in particular have lost many work opportunities and,
consequently, their economic security is threatened. We hope that
“Think Reel” will give them possibilities of employment and
alleviate their current hardship.” said Mohannad Al Bakri, Managing
Director of the RFC.
Obeidat, Founder & CEO of Think Barter Network, further commented
saying: " We are pleased to welcome RFC freelancers to join Think
Barter’s network. We believe we will be able to match them with
corporate businesses and secure new job opportunities for them.
Meanwhile, we can offset part of their cash expenses and help them
expand during this tough economic situation."
collaboration between the two entities is built upon the
complementary strengths of each party, whereby each brings its
specific experience and expertise in supporting skilled individuals
in the film industry and providing them with employment
An open online Q&A session on the RFC’s social media platforms is
scheduled for Thursday 1st April at 1 pm, during which both parties
will explain the content of “Think Reel”, the process of its
implementation and will answer any queries from filmmakers.
About The Royal
The Royal Film
Commission – Jordan (RFC) is a public institution, with
administrative and financial autonomy, established in 2003 with a
mandate to promote for and contribute to the development of an
internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual industry. The RFC
organises training workshops, screenings and provides production
information, please call Moeen al-Kiswani: +962 797557116